Question Time to broadcast from South Africa

It will be a chance to debate Mandela's legacy, South Africa today and the outlook for the continent."Nicolai Gentchev, Editor, Question Time
Date: 06.12.2013     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.04
Category: BBC One; News
Following the news of Nelson Mandela’s death, BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, will be hosted from Johannesburg on Thursday 12 December.

David Dimbleby will chair the programme from the South African city and the panel will be announced in the near future.

The editor of Question Time, Nicolai Gentchev, said: “With widespread global news coverage and tributes being paid to South Africa’s first black president by world leaders and the public alike, we have decided to take Question Time to Johannesburg. It will be a chance to debate Mandela's legacy, South Africa today and the outlook for the continent.”

This week's edition was due to record in Swansea. A new date is being arranged for 2014.

Question Time is produced by Mentorn Media for BBC Scotland and transmits on BBC One at 10.35pm.

For further information please contact Louise Plank on 020 8995 3936 or lou@plankpr.com